Saturday, April 7, 2012


THRIVE 6 grain pancakes.... that's what we had for breakfast this morning! I am a LOVER of pancakes. I have been known to be overly picky when it comes to pancakes. But these fit the bill! Super easy, just measure out the mix, add water, and stir. Yummy!

Check out the mix on the website and see the great reviews customers have given it. 6 Grain Pancake Mix

*you can always get a better deal by ordering through me instead of the website. 

You'll have to excuse my fine china...we eat on paper plates :0)

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Q...

Shelf Reliance is changing how you shop! Shelf Reliance the only company in the world who offers an innovative online program that helps you create your own home grocery store. The Q will help you build a supply of delicious THRIVE food at your own pace and budget. By following these easy steps, you will be able to create and manage a food plan that is customized to your family. This plan will set up a queue of THRIVE food that will be shipped to your home each month. The Q takes the hassle out of shopping, so sit back, relax, and let THRIVE food come to you.
Based on the information you provide, the Q Planner will automatically create a plan designed specifically for your family. You can determine the THRIVE foods your Q sends to replace your monthly groceries. You can also decide the amount you want to store.
Determine the monthly dollar amount you want to invest on your THRIVE food. By simply reallocating part of your current budget to THRIVE foods, you can create your home store without increasing your monthly expenses.
While the Q does all the work of managing and shipping your orders, it also gives you the option to customize your orders to meet your specific needs.
Email or call me to set up your Q. What an easy way to get your Home Store started. You will love the food. If you call or email and set up your Q - mention the blog and I will give your a free gift. Also if you set your Q budget at $130 I will also give you a free THRIVE cookbook (a $24.95 value).

Chinese Rice

I didn't want to call this "fried rice" because I didn't fry it. But it was still a yummy side. 
Chinese Rice
Adapted from THRIVE cookbook "Ham fried rice" p.94.

2 Cups THRIVE white rice
5 cups water
2 tsp THRIVE chicken bouillon
1/4 cup THRIVE chopped onions
1/4 cup THRIVE carrot dices
1/2 cup THRIVE Green Peas
1 tsp THRIVE salt
6 TBSP low-sodium soy sauce

*I use a rice cooker so I'm going to give the directions for that. But if you don't, just follow the instructions on the rice for cooking on the stove-top. 

To a rice cooker add the rice, water, bouillon and onions - set to cook.
5 minutes before its done add the carrot dices & green peas. When it is done transfer the rice to a larger bowl or serving platter so it is easier to stir in the salt and soy sauce (I learned this the hard way). 

Then serve & enjoy! We had it with grilled chicken and THRIVE broccoli.

By using THRIVE vegetables my prep time was cut in half - actually less, I just popped open the can measured the veggies and threw them in the dish!
I think will start taking pictures of my THRIVE creations! 

Package sale!!

I have some great package deals for you!! These prices are good through April 16th so call me ASAP to place your order. Get your entire home store in one order!!! 

*These packages are not available on the website so please call or email me with your order or any questions. 

Contents and Prices are below:

1 Year 4 Person Package
Catalog ID: 25348
Regular Price: $3308.29
Sale Price: $2792.99
6 Six Grain Pancake Mix
6 Germade
6 Quick Oats
6 Nine Grain Cracked Cereal
36 Hard White Winter Wheat
6 White Flour
9 Whole Wheat Flour
6 Cornmeal
6 Elbow Macaroni
18 Instant Rice
8 White Rice
6 Pearled Barley
16 Potato Chunks
6 Sweet Corn (FD)
2 Broccoli (FD)
2 Carrot Dices
6 Green Peas (FD)
3 Split Green Peas
2 Chopped Onions (FD)
2 Chopped Onions
4 Sweet Potatoes
6 Red & Green Bell Peppers
2 Pineapple Chunks (FD)
4 Raspberries (FD)
1 Blackberries (FD)
1 Blueberries (FD)
4 Apple Slices
6 Strawberries (FD)
4 Apple Chips
2 Banana Chips
6 Chocolate Drink Mix
24 Powdered Milk
6 Cheese Blend
3 Taco TVP
6 Bacon TVP
6 Beef TVP
3 Sausage TVP
3 Sloppy Joe TVP
6 Chicken TVP
3 Ham TVP
6 Lentils
12 Black Beans
6 Kidney Beans
14 Pinto Beans
6 Whole Egg Powder
6 Orange Bliss
4 Simply Peach
6 Orchard Apple
2 Beef Bouillon
2 Chicken Bouillon
1 Baking Powder
1 Iodized Salt
2 Brown Sugar
4 White Sugar
6 Fudge Brownies

Gluten Free Package
Catalog ID: 25432
Regular Price: $1684.34
Sale Price: $1396.49
12 White Rice
6 Millet
6 Cornmeal
6 Rice Flour
4 Quinoa
6 Amaranth
1 Sweet Corn (FD)
1 Broccoli (FD)
4 Carrot Dices
2 Chopped Onions
2 Split Green Peas
1 Potato Dices (FD)
3 Green Peas (FD)
6 Potato Chunks
6 Tomato Powder
2 Bananas (FD)
2 Strawberries (FD)
2 Raspberries (FD)
6 Apple Slices
1 Pineapple Chunks (FD)
1 Blueberries (FD)
1 Blackberries (FD)
6 Powdered Milk
4 Cheese Blend
4 Chocolate Drink Mix
6 Whole Egg Powder
1 Black Beans
6 Pinto Beans
3 Lentils
2 Lima Beans
3 Chicken TVP
3 Bacon TVP
5 Taco TVP
2 White Sugar


 My husband and I became interested in Shelf Reliance when we decided that it was time to build up our food storage. Shelf Reliance's line of food, THRIVE attracted me to the company because it was food that we could incorporate into our daily lives as well as stock up on for the future. I didn't want to go the traditional dehydrated food route because I knew I would never use it - if nothing happened for 30 years then the food would expire and it would be wasted; with THRIVE we incorporate it into our daily meals and I know it wont ever go bad. And because of my history with cancer we have decided to minimize our consumption of traditional canned food from the grocery store because of possible exposure to BPA.
 We love having a home store! Its great when I run out of something I can just go into my home store and grab a can of milk or eggs to use in recipes, chicken to cook with, fruit to snack on, and vegetables to use in everyday cooking. Most THRIVE foods are freeze dried (they are flash frozen and then have 99% of the moisture removed) so you just add some water and the food comes back to life and is delicious, it tastes just like its supposed too. Some of our favorite snacks are the apples and strawberries, we eat them just like they come out of the can. I personally love  THRIVE chicken because once its rehydrated it just chopped boiled chicken ready to use in a lot of different ways. I also enjoy having vegetables on hand that wont go bad! I have never been able to use an entire bunch of celery before it went bad, but with THRIVE celery I just use what I need and put the can back in the pantry, and its good for 18 months once its opened! Most THRIVE food will last 25-30 years unopened and 6 months - 18 months opened.
  I hope you can enjoy THRIVE foods as much as we go and that it will help you with everyday meal prep, time saved, and getting nutritious foods.